Emergency Funds For Displaced Families In Cameroon

by John Retreat Foundation International USA Inc (JRFIUSA-INC)
Emergency Funds For Displaced Families In Cameroon

Project Report | Nov 18, 2020
Emergency Funds For Displaced Families During Civil Crisis In NW/SW Region In Cameroon

By Giddy , Celine and Comfort | Project Leaders

Greetings All, 

We hope this report will meet you in good spirit and health. Although we are still under extreme and servere pressure to survive the many challenges that our people have had to endure for the past four years during the Civil unrest which disrupted the life styles of the people in the NW/SW Region of Cameroon, we are a faith based group of people who have hopes that we will survive. 

The Civil disruption is still ongoing with a lot of talk about being concern for our people with little action to provide human basic services such as food, clean water, medical and personal supplies while we have been in hiding in the bushes or escaped to other areas of Cameroon and to countries outside of Cameroon.  People and children are still dying and straving from lack of resources and efforts by rebels to keep our schools closed.

We are a hearty group of people and we are pressing forward despite the many and varied challenge to restore our life styles, economic development and educational system for our children who have not been able to attend formal education centers because of the Civil unrest. Children are our future and we need to provide them with the resources they need to get their education.

With the help of several organizations here in Cameroon and outside of Cameroon, we are reaching out to network and collaborate with these groups to bring information and resources that have been benefical to our organization and to the more than 200 displaced families that we are serving to develop ways to prepare for the future.  For example we have been networking with several group to provide Food Security, personal care and medical supplies for our displaced families. 

Please find below a summary list of accomplisments for the past 90 days.

Support for Farmers in TAAH Zone 1 by Donating 28 farm tools (hoes) to 30 women in Toneku village.  A women group who is providing group  farming in the TAAH Zone that would help feed many families.

Launched the Food Security Project at the JRCCA American Corner in Mbengwi to serve 5 zones in Cameroon with donation of food  supply to the Tuseh community to feed more than 38 families and children in the community in Zang Tabi village. 

Donated 12 piglets to members in the 5 zones; two piglets each to all Zonal directors of the 5 zones.Reached out to collaborate with the Rotary club of Bastos as well as met with Representative of C ASD and made request for partnership and collaboration in health care, and fundraising area of focus

 

  1. JRCCA Credit Union Project in Mbengwi with Barrister (Work in progress).
  2.  Launched the American corner in Mbengwi and invited the Mayor and City Council to collaborate in areas of shelter, food, technical expertise (Mayor donated office space).
  3.  Attend Weekly meetings with Garden in California and developed network and collaboration with  people in the Garden and request for economic and education partnerships. Connected with a member of the Garden to promote Honey bees project in Cameroon.
  4.   Meeting with Garden and received walkie talkies from the Garden to develop communication for our people in the jungle and requested Communication infrastructure in Mbengwi to serve the 5 zones. 
  5.   Networking with locals to create the Credit Union in Mbengwi  to serve more than 14000 people in the communities we serrve who will be encouraged to develop small businesses as a way of creating economical development to enhance our life styles.
  6.  Sent out JRCCA, JRFIUSA Corporate Sponsorship package to MTN Cameroon
  7.   Registration of 150 new JRCCA general members from all the five zones
  8. Scheduled and attend hospital visit for member for possible eye surgery in Yaounde
  9. Completed SMART Goals and Action steps for 2020-2021.
  10. Received and processed 5 proposals from the zonal directors for Food Security Development Projects.

Despite the many challenges from the Civil unrest our mission and goal has been and will continue to be to help our people survive and return to their way of life.  Hopefully this experience will teach our people how to build a better world and provide better services for our people and for our children who are the future.

We are truly grateful and appreciate all of the support that has been given our organization that will help our displaced families to enjoy a hot meal during the Holiday as we will providing a hot meal to celebrate the Western Thanksgiving Holiday and Toy for Tots for Christmas.  Our feed the hunger project for the holidays has become an annual event and this year we will be expanding to include over 30 children and staff from an orphanage here in the NW Region of Cameroon. Thank you and enjoy the holidays and stay safe!

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Giddy and Celine Ticha
Tyrone , GA United States
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